Before we talk about which dentures to choose, it is worth understanding what dentures are and when to use them.
In brief, dental prosthetics is a dental procedure whose purpose is to restore chewing function to the teeth or jaw. In other words, false teeth – dentures – are inserted into the oral in place of the missing real teeth. Their number is regulated by individual medical indications.
From the previous paragraph you can see that you should consider dentures if you have one or more missing or severely damaged teeth.
Which types of dentures are there? Dentures come in two basic types – removable and fixed. Additionally, there are some types of combined dentures that have both removable and fixed elements.
Types of fixed dentures.
These dentures include dental bridges, crowns, and implant dentures.
Crowns are put on severely damaged teeth that cannot be repaired with treatment. They may also be used to correct the appearance of a smile or bite.
An implant denture is essentially a crown placed on an implant. The main difference of this denture from the former is its higher reliability.
Dental bridge is used when a patient is missing one or more teeth in a row. In such a case the problem can be solved with a single prosthesis. However, it is important to note that in this case, on each side must remain supporting teeth or implants, on which such a prosthesis will be attached.
Types of removable dentures.
There are three types of fixed denture
Composite denture – usually consists of two parts connected by a metal arch. Such a prosthesis fits very snugly to the mucosa, and is the most comfortable option.
A partial denture is used when the patient has some of his/her own teeth, on which the partial denture is mounted.
The plate is a denture that is used when the patient has lost an entire row of teeth. The plate consists of two parts: the base part, which simulates the curve of the gums, and the teeth that are on top of the base part. This denture is attached by suction, so a special denture adhesive may be needed over time.
Whichever denture seems preferable, it is important to remember that only a specialist can choose and recommend a solution.
1. What are they?
They are Artificial teeth replacements.
2. What are some Types?
Dentures, bridges, implants, crowns.
3. What Materials are used?
Acrylic, porcelain, metal alloys.
4. What is the Cost?
Hundreds to thousands of dollars.
5. How long do they last?
5-10 years on average.